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Ticks of Medical Importance Occurring in the Western Hemisphere
Final rept. Jun 1986-Jun 1987
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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This publication, serving as a handbook for medical and pest control personnel, describes each tick species of medical importance occuring in the Western Hemisphere. Guidance for the identification of these species as well as discussions about the diseases they harbor and transmit are included. In addition, appropriate tick control measures and suggestions for proper tick removal from humans are presented. Keywords Tickborne diseases Lyme Disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Tularemia Colorado Tick Fever Babesiosis Tick Paralysis Canine Ehrlichiosis in Humans Ornithodoros Amblyomma Dermacentor Ixodes Rhipicephalus.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE